The Town of Great Barrington proclaimed June 24th as Lucien Aigner Day. As our tribute to Aigner, the GBHS is sponsoring an exhibit entitled “Lucien Aigner, The Studio Years in Great Barrington,” which is open now at the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
Aigner is widely acclaimed as the pioneer in the field of photojournalism, including his pictures of world leaders in Europe in the 1930’s, pictures of New York in the 1940’s, and especially his pictures of Albert Einstein.
Aigner became a resident of Great Barrington, where he opened a studio that ran from the 1950’s through the 70’s. These are the pictures featured in our exhibit. Most of the pictures are unidentified–so if you or someone you know posed for Aigner, please come in and help identify those photos!
The Museum is located at the Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main Street (Route 7) in Great Barrington. It runs until the end of August. For more information, please call 413-591-8702 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is always free, but donations are gratefully accepted.